Ivanka Trump, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, has appreciated Ritesh Agarwal-founded Indian start-up OYO Hotels led initiative to offer free stays to doctors, nurses in the US helping in the fight against COVID-19.
Ivanka Trump retweeted a press release by the OYO and described the gesture as "impactful acts of benevolence."
"OYO is 'opening the doors to its hotels' and offering free stays to doctors, nurses and other medical first responders who are helping in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Beginning March 24, medical first responders will receive free accommodations at any OYO Hotel in the United States so they can sleep, shower or just get off their feet and recharge." stated the press release by OYO.
"We are in this together. Thanks for your support @IvankaTrump #WorldAgainstCovid19 #OYOhelps #OYO4FirstResponders…", tweeted Ivanka while praising the initiative.
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes, said in the press release."All of us at OYO are grateful for the bravery and sacrifices all the medical personnel are making to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19,"
"If we come together and help each other, show kindness and determination, there isn't a challenge we won't overcome. This is a great idea that will help physicians and other health care providers on the front lines during this unprecedented crisis, and I hope others will join them," Seligson said.
OYO said it will do all it can to make the lives of the "brave" medical personnel a little better. "It is our responsibility to give back. To all the medical personnel fighting this disease on the front lines, we welcome you and we can't be grateful enough."
The medical personnel can call a designated number to get their reservation for the nearest OYO and with a valid active First Responder identification, OYO Hotels will cover all the costs.